"The Congress party and Virbhadra Singh have decided to brazen out the allegations of corruption. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will hide behind silence," Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley said.

Noting that the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister has dared anyone to either lodge an FIR against him or to prove the allegations of corruption, Jaitley said that his letter to the CBI Director on December 29 in this regard constitutes an FIR.

"In order to investigate the same, the consent of the State Government under section 6 of the Delhi Special Police (Establishment) Act is required,” he said.

"I dare the State Government of Himachal Pradesh to give its consent so that an investigation into these allegations can also take place," he added.

The BJP leader said the CBI is already probing two allegations levelled against the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister.

“It is the third allegation relating to his dealings with a power company which now requires to be ‘investigated and proved’,” he said.

Jaitley alleged that Virbhadra Singh, his family members and their company have received interest free loan from the promoter of a power company, which had transactions with the Himachal government.

(Agencies)

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